September 20, 2010
#795: Conditional Risk
[[Lightning strikes the ground, illuminating trees with a bright white light. Two people are standing near it. One has a walking stick.]]
First person: Whoa! We should get inside!
Second person: It’s okay! Lightning only kills about 45 Americans a year, so the chances of dying are only one in 7,000,000. Let’s go on!
The annual death rate among people who know that statistic is one in six.